Faculty and Researchers
Roxanne KrystalliProgram Manager
At Feinstein, Roxanne Krystalli focuses on how to better generate, synthesize, and use evidence in the humanitarian field. Her own research focuses on patterns of violence in mass atrocities and on victim-centered transitional justice, paying particular attention to gender and other dimensions of power. Roxanne has spent a decade working on issues of gender and violence in conflict areas and transitional contexts, including working with ex-combatants and victims of violence in Colombia, Guatemala, Uganda, Sudan, Mexico, Pakistan, and other areas in collaboration with international organizations and community-based groups. Her most recent project is a multi-country refugee research study, examining the moral and financial economies of forced migration, culminating in a series of publications on the Financial Journeys of Refugees.
For her work, Roxanne has been recognized with the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Service at Tufts University. She is a current US Institute of Peace “Peace Scholar,” a recipient of the Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship and Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship and holds a fellowship from the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security. Her published work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Conversation, Open Democracy, Women Under Siege, NextBillion, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative blog. Roxanne has a BA from Harvard University and an MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and she is a PhD Candidate at The Fletcher School, where she is researching the politics of victimhood during transitions from violence, with a focus on the case of Colombia.
- Twitter: @rkrystalli
- Transitional justice
- Gender and violence in war and transitions
- Humanitarian evidence synthesis
- Qualitative research in vulnerable settings
- The politics of humanitarianism
- Latin America
- Wilson, Kimberley and Roxanne Krystalli, “The Financial Journey of Refugees: Evidence from Greece, Jordan, and Turkey.” Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security (2017).
- Mazurana, Dyan, Roxanne Krystalli, and Anton Baare. “Gender and Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration: Reviewing and Advancing the Field.” In Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict, edited by Fionnuala Ní Aolain, Naomi Can, Dina Haynes and Nahla Valj. Oxford University Press (2017).
- Krystalli, Roxanne and Kimberly Theidon. “Here’s how attention to gender affected Colombia’s peace process.” Washington Post (Oct. 9, 2016).
- Krystalli, Roxanne. “The Colombian peace agreement has a big emphasis on the lives of women. Here’s how.” Washington Post (Aug. 19, 2016).
- Wilkinson, Cai, Evren M. Eken, Laura Mills, Roxanne Krystalli, Harry D. Gould, Jesse Crane-Seeber, and Paul Kirby. “Responding to# AllMalePanels: A Collage.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 18, 3 (2016). 477-491.
- Krystalli, Roxanne. “Why free love in the FARC isn’t so free.” Washington Post (Mar. 14, 2016).
Roxanne Krystalli describes three lessons from Victims’ Day in Colombia in a blog post on Political Violence at a Glance on April 18, 2018. She writes: On Monday, April 9,…Read More
Roxanne Krystalli, Allyson Hawkins, and Kim Wilson co-authored a paper based on the Financial Journeys of Refugees research that the Disasters journal published on December 27, 2017. The paper spotlights the gendered…Read More
Feinstein Research Projects
The Financial Journeys of Refugees is a study that investigates what money and financial transactions can reveal about the journeys and experiences of forced migration.Read More
The Wages of War: Learning from how Syrians have adapted their livelihoods through seven years of conflict
In partnership with Mercy Corps, Feinstein researchers undertook this work to understand why some households are managing the devastating impacts of war better than others.Read More